Here isa list of event for the upcoming months.
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Subject: Spring Events
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2013 10:46:08 -0500
From: Mika'il Petin <[log in to unmask]>
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Welcome to the new semester. I hope the winter break was relaxing for each
of you. Please see a brief list of highlighted events coming up this semester:
1) Tonight, 1/29/2013, the Evening of Reflection to commemorate the legacy
of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event will take place at 6:00PM in
Dewberry Hall of the Johnson Center. President Angel Cabrera is the featured
speaker. See more information at this website: http://mlkday.onmason.com/
Also, please register her: http://2013mlk.eventbrite.com/#
2) Our W.E.B. DuBois Lecture will be held on Tuesday February 12th at 1:30PM
in the Edwin Meese III Conference Room, Mason Hall. This year's featured
speaker will be Thomas J. Sugrue, David Boies Professor of History and
Sociology and Director of the Penn Social Science and Policy Forum at the
University of Pennsylvania. The title of his talk is: "The Problem of the
Twenty-First Century? Race and Inequality from DuBois to Obama." Also,
please join us at 12:00PM on 2/12 in the Robeson Room for a light lunch with
3) The Black History Month calendar is available on the website of the
Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education (ODIME). See the
events here: http://odime.gmu.edu/bhm/
4) AAAS and the Ali Vural Ak Center for Islamic Studies will cosponsor the
screening of the historical documentary, Prince among Slaves (2007). This
film, which is based upon the book written by Terry Alford, recounts the
true story of an African Muslim prince who was captured and sold into
slavery in the American South. The screening and talk will take place on
Tuesday February 12th at 3:00PM until 5:00PM in Research Hall, Room 163.
More information about the film can be found here:
5) On Thursday, February 21st, Tricia Rose will be the Black History Month
keynote speaker. Her talk is titled, ?Love Always Shines?: Making Just,
Black Communities and Why They Matter." This event will be held from 7:00PM
until 9:00PM in the Bistro, Johnson Center. This event is sponsored by ODIME.
6) Wellness, Alcohol, and Violence Education and Services (WAVES) will host
an event, "Identity, Body Image, and Nutrition: How Food and Culture
Intersect in the Black Community" on Thursday, February 28th. The location
will be Johnson Center, Room F (336), and the time will be 7:00PM until 9:00PM.
7) The annual Sojourner Truth lecture will take place on Tuesday March 5th
from 3:00PM until 5:00PM in the Meese Room, Mason Hall. This year's featured
speaker is the Honorable Helen Shores Lee, and the title of her talk is:
"Journey to Equality: Reflections of Growing Up in Bham during the Civil
Rights Movement." There will be a book-signing to follow her talk. AAAS and
Women and Gender Studies are the cosponsors.
We hope to see you at all, or at least some, of the events. Please share
this information with your students, colleagues, and peers. Good luck as you
progress through the semester!